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News

Acquisition market busy in South Florida, from banks to food delivery

Plans by Miami-based Burger King Worldwide to buy Canada's largest restaurant chain Tim Hortons for $11.4 billion underscore the acquisition wave sweeping South Florida business.

Here’s a roundup of some recent deals in...

WorldCity Staff, 27-08-2014 South Florida Business News

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Perishables trade: Ways to boost South Florida's prowess

Perishables trade: Ways to boost South Florida's prowess

 

South Florida shines as a top trade hub for cut flowers, salmon and some tropical produce, but the area could do more to boost its prowess in other perishables...

Written by Zach Fagenson on 23 August 2011. Posted in South Florida Business News

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Workforce Florida has pledged more than $2 million for job training and expansion grants for hundreds of Florida port and international trade workers.

Nearly $1 million is to be used to help about 1,000 new and existing workers at port businesses and related companies.

Training for this program is to be coordinated through a partnership between Reynolds, Smith & Hills, Jacksonville-based facilities and infrastructure consulting engineering firm, and the University of North Florida’s Division of Continuing Education.

Up to 600 workers at air-cargo businesses are to have access to $600,000 in grants for training aimed at increasing productivity. This training is to be coordinated though Broward College and Reynolds, Smith & Hills.

“We are proud to part of such an important partnership for Florida’s economy,” said Leerie Jenkins, CEO of Reynolds, Smith & Hills, in a press release. “For businesses like ours, a talented workforce is the cornerstone of success and growth. These training initiatives will help strengthen and expand Florida’s pipeline of trade, logistics and manufacturing.”

Another $600,000 is to create career academies to develop talent for international trade jobs and to forge relationships between local workforce boards and Florida’s deep-water seaports. The project is to create up to 15 career academies in high schools throughout the state, with a focus on international trade logistics and advanced manufacturing for international trade opportunities.

 

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Latest Trade Data

U.S. trade increases 3.19 percent through June

U.S. trade with the world rose to $1.95 trillion through the first six months of 2014, according to a WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

That’s a 3.19 percent increase over the same time period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 2.94 percent to $803.96 billion and imports climbed 3.36 percent to $1.15 trillion. The overall trade deficit was $341.47 billion up compared to the same period last year, when the deficit was $327.18 billion.... Read more.

People

Bacardi names Peter Carr to lead North America

Spirits company Bacardi Limited named Peter J. Carr as regional president of North America, effective in September. He will be based in Coral Gables.

Carr, 48, will lead all commercial operations in...

WorldCity Staff, 27-08-2014 People

Multinational Directory

WorldCity's Whos Here 2014 Multinational DirectoryWorldCity's multinational directory of more than 1,100 companies with offices in the Greater Miami area, is now available in spreadsheet, as a printed publication or even a free PDF download. Read more.

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